Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Grads from Surrey and Burnaby campuses beat national average once again
Surrey, BC – February 14, 2012 – Graduates from the Dental Assisting program at CDI College have earned a 100% passing rate on the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) exam once again. The grads from the Burnaby and Surrey, BC campuses also scored higher than the national average for first-time exam writers, with the Burnaby class beating the average score by eight percent.
The NDAEB exams ensure that candidates meet the national standards in knowledge and skill required by provincial and territorial regulatory authorities for recognition as dental assistants. Dental grads from CDI College have consistently obtained between 97-100% pass rates on the exam since the program’s inception in 2007. Success on the exam is the first step for grads to obtain their Certified Dental Assistant license in BC.
“These passing rates say a lot about the dedication and commitment of the Dental Assisting graduates from both campuses,” says Agnes Yngson, Dental Department Head at CDI College in Burnaby. “It always gives me a great sense of pride and accomplishment whenever our grads achieve 100% pass rates on the NDAEB exams.”
The 45-week Dental Assisting diploma program is a comprehensive hands-on training program that covers the essential components of the profession. Along with dental care, oral pathology and radiography, students also learn to assist dentists during treatments and perform infection control. They also learn about maintenance of patient records, practice management and other dental office duties. Students participate in outside practical placements in a private practice with a dentist, as well.
CDI College’s Dental Assisting program is the only private dental assisting program in BC to be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). Graduates are only required to write the theory exam needed for licensing.
Applications are now being accepted for the Dental Assisting program at CDI College in Burnaby and Surrey. For more information, fill out the form on the right.